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Awake EP [edit]
by Cadence | Genre: Pop/Rock | Release Date: October 02, 2012
 

“Awake” is Cadence’s latest 5 song EP release. The opening song “Closer” is a song that was co-written by the band with Tenth Avenue North’s Michael Donehey and producer Rusty Varenkamp. Single “Forgiveness” comes from the powerful truth that God doesn’t just forget our sin when we confess to Him, but that Jesus who knew no sin became sin for us (2 Corinthians 5:21). The third track “Awake” is the title track of the EP and it is an honest cry for revival of the heart. The chorus sings “Pour down like a waterfall…” Hence, the cover artwork. “Hands Reach” captures the heart of the message that Cadence has been given to preach to believers. The final track “Turn the Page” seems to have the most “raw emotion” with a captivating piano melody and dynamic expression of the suspense that is felt in Cadence’s unfolding story, in which only God turns the pages.

Track Listing
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01. Closer
02. Forgiveness
03. Awake
04. Hands Reach
05. Turn The Page
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Entry last edited by NRTeamAdmin on 09.28.12

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This EP More Than Keeps You 'Awake' | Posted November 20, 2012
New five-piece pop/rock worship band, Cadence, releases their first EP, Awake, in hopes that listeners will be drawn into God's presence, and as a result, can't help but worship Him. Made up of family members with a variety of musical talents, the band got their start and still remains active at Victory Christian Center in Boca Raton, Fla., where lead singer Donny Karpinen is the worship leader. If Awake is any sign of things to come, this talented group of young musicians could be around for a long time.
 
First song and title track "Awake" starts out with quiet piano, but quickly progresses with added guitars and drums as Karpinen's pop tenor vocals gain energy with each verse. The chorus rings out as Karpinen sings: "Awake, awake my soul / Pour down like a waterfall / Come play the music loud / Of your heart, heart beating now." This is a great opening track, preparing listener's hearts for God's presence.
 
"Closer" was co-written with Tenth Avenue North's Michael Donehey and describes our desire to be closer to God. With high-energy guitars and electronic keyboard, the chorus says, "I wanna be closer to the edge / Closer to falling into You / Closer to the truth / There's no life apart from You." This is a great worship song that gets us in the right mindset.
 
First single, "Forgiveness," begins with strings, but as the chorus approaches, electric guitars and drums are added and the energy builds. Karpinen sings: "I just need forgiveness / I just need assurance / To know that you haven't given up / I'm begging for forgiveness / This is my confession / Can you take this burden?" We all have a hard time truly understanding what it means to be forgiven and living as if we are. This song helps to remind listeners that it's all been taken care of and we have no reason to doubt that.
 
Closing Thoughts:
With a pop-rock sound and lead vocals reminiscent of The Rocket Summer's Bryce Avary, Cadence enters the music scene ready to show the world what they've been missing. Each song has a specific purpose and doesn't beat around the bush lyrically. With high-energy and a hopeful vibe, Awake draws listeners into the presence of God without being overtly worshipful. This EP is a great start to what will most likely be a long musical career for this young band.


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good work | Posted October 09, 2012
 after finding the cd on the NRT page I have found that i really like their sound its original and overall fun to listen to and i am certainly glad that i was able to find them. The sound is catchy and i enjoy catchy music. Also the fact that this is their first album leaves alot of growth for them as a band and to harness their sound more very good start.

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